1982 Washington Huskies football team

The 1982 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its eighth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 10–2 record, finished second in the Pacific-10 Conference, defeated Maryland in the Aloha Bowl,[1][2][3] and outscored its opponents 354 to 193.[4]

1982 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Aloha Bowl, W 21–20 vs. Maryland
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1982 record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachDon James (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Stull (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Lambright (6th season)
MVPChuck Nelson
Captains
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Washington lost the Apple Cup for the first time in nine years, a four-point loss in Pullman which knocked the Huskies out of the Rose Bowl.[5][6][7] With the win in the Aloha Bowl, Washington climbed to seventh in the final rankings.

Senior placekicker Chuck Nelson was selected as the team's most valuable player. Anthony Allen, Ken Driscoll, Paul Skansi, and Mark Stewart were the team captains.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 11UTEP*No. 2W 55–053,966
September 18at ArizonaNo. 1W 23–1348,984
September 25OregonNo. 1
W 37–2157,059
October 2San Diego State*No. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 46–2555,528
October 9CaliforniaNo. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 50–756,911
October 16at Oregon StateNo. 1W 34–1738,000
October 23Texas Tech*No. 1
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 10–358,458
October 30at StanfordNo. 2L 31–4353,871
November 6No. 9 UCLANo. 10
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 10–758,558
November 13at No. 3 Arizona StateNo. 7W 17–1372,021
November 20at Washington StateNo. 5L 20–2436,571
December 25vs. No. 16 Maryland*No. 9W 21–2030,055
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1982 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 15 Anthony Allen (C) Sr
C 50 Paul Coty Sr
QB 14 Tim Cowan Sr
T 77 Don Dow Sr
WR 80 Danny Greene So
FB 31 Chris James Sr
G 56 Rick Mallory Jr
T 72 Eric Moran Sr
QB 16 Steve Pelluer Jr
RB 28 Jacque Robinson So
WR 7 Paul Skansi (C) Sr
WR 2 Aaron Williams Sr
G 66 Pat Zakskorn Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
MG 99 Dean Browning Jr
LB 48 Tony Caldwell Sr
DT 61 Ray Cattage Sr
LB 40 Ken Driscoll (C) Sr
LB 46 Stewart Hill Jr
DT 90 Ron Holmes So
CB 10 Ray Horton Sr
WS 23 Vince Newsome Sr
SS 30 Chris O'Connor Sr
CB 11 Bill Stapleton Sr
LB 38 Mark Stewart (C) Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Chuck Nelson Sr
P 18 Jeff Partridge Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt
Source:[8][9][10][11]

Game summariesEdit

at Arizona StateEdit

1 234Total
Washington 0 1070 17
Arizona St 0 373 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 1981 L 7–26
  • Jacque Robinson - 34 rushes, 124 yards.[12]

NFL Draft selectionsEdit

Eleven University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1983 NFL Draft which lasted twelve rounds with 335 selections.

= Husky Hall of Fame[13]
Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Ray Horton DB 2 53 Cincinnati Bengals
Tony Caldwell LB 3 82 Los Angeles Raiders
Chuck Nelson PK 4 87 Los Angeles Rams
Vince Newsome CB 4 97 Los Angeles Rams
Mark Stewart LB 5 127 Minnesota Vikings
Paul Skansi WR 5 133 Pittsburgh Steelers
Anthony Allen WR 6 156 Atlanta Falcons
Bill Stapleton DB 8 208 Detroit Lions
Eric Moran T 10 273 Dallas Cowboys
Aaron Williams WR 11 296 St. Louis Cardinals
Don Dow T 12 317 Seattle Seahawks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UW wins with 0:06 on clock". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 26, 1982. p. 1C.
  2. ^ "Huskies tip Terps". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 26, 1982. p. C1.
  3. ^ "Cowan says Aloha in style". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 27, 1982. p. C1.
  4. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1980–1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Barrows, Bob (November 21, 1982). "Cougars upset Huskies 24-20". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "WSU changes Huskies' bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. November 21, 1982. p. 3F.
  7. ^ "Wash. State ruins Huskies' title hopes". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). Associated Press. November 21, 1982. p. 6C.
  8. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 25, 1982. p. 2B.
  9. ^ "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 16, 1982. p. 2B.
  10. ^ "Probable starters". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). November 19, 1982. p. 17.
  11. ^ "Probable starters". Lewiston MorningTribune. (Idaho). November 20, 1982. p. 3B.
  12. ^ "Huskies on top again 17-13". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire services. November 14, 1982. p. 1F.
  13. ^ "The Husky Hall of Fame". gohuskies.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.